Consultation on school admission arrangements for September 2024

Closes 31 Dec 2022

Opened 14 Nov 2022

Overview

All admission authorities are required to formally consult if they want to make any changes to their schools’ admission arrangements for the following school year. They also have to consult on their schools’ admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period.

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) co-ordinates an annual school admissions consultation on behalf of all schools in the council area, regardless of who the admission authority is, should they request to be included. The aim of the consultation is to raise awareness of any proposed changes to school admission arrangements and ensure that these are subject to appropriate consultation.

The consultation on school admission arrangements for September 2024 is now open. The consultation will run from Monday 14 November 2022 to Saturday 31 December 2022.

Proposed changes to school admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools for 2024 intakes

West Northamptonshire Council is the admission authority for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in the council area.

The local authority is not proposing any changes to the admission arrangements for its schools.

Proposed changes to school admission arrangements for own admission authority schools for 2024 intakes

The school governing body is the admission authority for all Foundation and Voluntary Aided schools in the council area, whilst the admission authority for Academies, Free Schools and UTCs is their Academy Trust.

The link below provides an overview of all schools in the West Northamptonshire Council area for whom WNC is co-ordinating consultation on admission arrangements for 2024.

The following schools are taking part in the consultation co-ordinated by WNC. Click on the school names below to view the proposed admission arrangements on the school or Trust websites.

Responding to the proposed school admissions arrangements for 2024 intakes

Should you wish to make any comments about any of the school admission arrangements above, you can do so by email: schooladmissionsconsultation@westnorthants.gov.uk, or by post:

  • Schools Admissions Team
  • West Northamptonshire Council
  • The Guildhall 
  • St Giles Square
  • Northampton
  • NN1 1DE

Objections to the Schools Adjudicator

Following consultation, admission authorities must determine the admission arrangments for all their schools by 28 February 2023. Once determined, any objections to admission arrangements for 2024-2025, can be made to the Schools Adjudicator until 15 May 2023.

The contact details are as follows:

  • Officer of the Schools Adjudicator
  • Bishopsgate House
  • Feethams
  • Darlington
  • DL1 5QE

Email: osa.team@schoolsadjudicator.gov.uk

Find out about Objection to school admission arrangements on GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Interests

  • Consultations
  • Schools and education